Our names are Scotty and Fiddy and we hitchhiked to all 50 state capitols in 50 consecutive days. We started in Times Square on October 10th 2006 and ended in Honolulu on November 28th 2006. It was awesome. Email us: hitch50@gmail.com. Thanks to everyone who made it possible, it was fun! Read about our trip here.
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Victoria, British Columbia....Canada?

It’s a capital, not a state capital, but a provincial capital. So it doesn’t count against our 50 capitals in 50 days, but why not inject some international capital flavor into the project?

So why are we here? It’s time to graduate from university. This afternoon is our graduation ceremony at Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia. We know, it’s pretty crazy to take a day off to do this in the middle of our project, but we wanted to make mom proud. Hopefully this won't come back to bite us near the end of the project.

Linda and Erica saved the day again. The overwhelmingly generous duo from Alaska/Horizon Airlines scored us some free passes this morning from Seattle to Victoria.

After landing in Victoria we hitched a ride with the local news van from A-Channel Victoria. Howard and Kirk interviewed us in the back of the van while we drove to the ceremony. Photos and videos from this are coming sometime tomorrow.

I’m sure lots of good photos and stories are on their way from today and tonight. But for now Steve McKay needs a job. He’s creative, lanky and a pumpkin carving champion. Can you help him out?

So we’re returning to Seattle tomorrow and getting back on track. We are looking to go to Salem, Oregon through Olympia, WA. It’s the weekend, anyone heading that way?

Time to go find a gown and mortarboard…


GRAD jumper

Castle grad

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your graduation guys! I think you've got enough of a buffer that if you really push hard down the west coast this weekend you can stay on track to make 50 days.

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Jason said...

GPS not working? Its been in the same spot since yesterday.

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Kyle said...

I live in Olympia, but unfortunately I can't help you guys.

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys, my sister just wanted to say it was fantastic meeting you at 3am the other morning and she can't wait to see you again :P
It was good seeing you again at our lovely soggy grad ceremony!
Meag

6:46 PM  
Blogger Kim Rheaume said...

Congratulations guys! You look pretty good in a cap and gown. I am sure your moms were happy to see you walk in the ceremony. Can't wait to meet them!

8:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys,
My wife and I live in Portland, we could pick you guys up in Olympia or abouts and drive you down to Salem.
I will give you a call in the morning and see where you guys are at and get you sorted out for transport.

Franz

9:32 PM  
Blogger Xandira said...

I hear you highjacked my car (& ride home from work) and my husband to get to olympia!

He was quite happy to be able to help! now if only it wasn't quite so far for him to get home! :-)

12:19 AM  
Anonymous Tessa (Meagen's sister) said...

hey, are you the two guys i yelled at on meagen's back deck at 3:30 in the morning? i was the avenging demon in the baby blue bath robe, sleep encrusted eyes with rage written all over my face. I GET CRANKY WHEN I GET WOKEN UP AT 3 IN THE MORNING...as anyone who has been to one of meag's wine parties that go way to late will know. just kidding guys...congrats, next time just offer me some booze when you wake me up and i'll be much nicer.
ps. meagen...WAKE UP!!

10:40 PM  

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